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How to read NHL betting odds at Massachusetts sportsbooks, from playma.com

Massachusetts Sportsbook Tips: How to Read NHL Betting Odds

We’ve examined strategies and basics for betting on Major League Baseball, as well as the NFL Playoffs. We’ve detailed how to understand parlay bets and the NBA betting in Massachusetts. Now we’re here to explain the unique opportunities available for NHL betting. Sportsbooks in Massachusetts will offer many ways to wager on professional hockey, including […]
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Could online lottery follow online sports betting in Massachusetts?

Will Online Lottery Follow Online Sports Betting in Massachusetts?

For many years, officials at the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission have been pushing for lawmakers to legalize online lottery sales. With online sports betting on the horizon, could the legislature finally agree to allow citizens to purchase lottery tickets online and via mobile devices? Last week, we reported Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg expressed concerns that […]
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Sportradar, Genius Sports approved to operate in Massachusetts

Sportradar, Genius Sports Get Sports Betting Vendor Licenses in MA

With a successful launch of retail sports betting on Jan. 31, Massachusetts looks forward to the debut of online sports betting in late February or early March. That process includes the licensure of sports betting vendors, and two of the leading companies achieved that status this week. Both Sportradar and Genius Sports were granted temporary […]
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Looking back on the Boston College basketball point-shaving scandal from playma.com

Looking Back on the Boston College Basketball Point-Shaving Scandal

When mobster and government informant Henry Hill gave testimony that detailed his involvement in a point-shaving scheme with players on the Boston College men’s basketball team in the late 1970s, he was asked why he did it.  “If you’re not a gambler, you’ll never understand,” Hill said. Well, gamblers, non-gamblers, school officials, and sports fans […]
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Bet365 withdraws Massachusetts online sportsbook application

Bet365 Pulls Its Massachusetts Online Sportsbook License Application

At a meeting this week of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, UK-based sports betting operator bet365 announced it will not seek to offer Massachusetts sports betting as an online partner of Raynham Park. That decision follows the news last week that Raynham forged a deal with Caesars Sportsbook to offer in-person sports betting. Massachusetts will launch […]
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Pro athletes lobby for protection from angry sports bettors in Massachusetts

Athletes Ask for Protection From Angry Sports Bettors in Massachusetts

Representatives of the MLB Players Association, NFL Players Association, National Basketball Players Association, and NHL Players’ Association appeared before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday asking for fairness for their members as the launch of Massachusetts sports betting approaches. Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players’ Association, pointed out that sports betting “is built […]
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Massachusetts treasurer fears sports betting will hurt MA Lottery. Is that true?

MA Treasurer Says Sports Betting May Hurt State Lottery. Is That True?

In an interview with a Boston television station, Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg expressed her worry that sports betting in Massachusetts could hurt state lottery play and resulting tax revenue. Goldberg, a Democrat from Brookline serving her third four-year term, appeared as a guest on WCVB-TV’s program “On The Record” on Sunday, Jan. 22. During her appearance, […]
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Ranking the 11 sportsbook apps coming to Massachusetts

Ranking the 11 Online Sportsbook Apps Coming to Massachusetts

No official launch date has been announced for online sports betting in Massachusetts.  But we do now know which 11 online sportsbook apps will be the first to go live in the state, likely in March. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved MA online sports betting licenses for: DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, PointsBet, Bally […]
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